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Review: could Epipen cause Arrhythmia?

Summary: Arrhythmia could be caused by Epipen, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Coumadin, and have Arthritis.

We study 2,163 people who have side effects while taking Epipen from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Arrhythmia. Find out below who they are, when they have Arrhythmia and more.

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Epipen

Epipen (latest outcomes from 2,184 users) has active ingredients of epinephrine. It is often used in anaphylaxis, allergies. Commonly reported side effects of Epipen include accidental exposure, injection site pain, breathing difficulty, nausea, pain.

Arrhythmia

Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) (latest reports from 283,369 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, diabetes, depression.

On Apr, 6, 2014: 2,163 people reported to have side effects when taking Epipen. Among them, 12 people (0.55%) have Arrhythmia. They amount to 0.00% of all the 287,982 people who have Arrhythmia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Arrhythmia in Epipen reports

Time on Epipen when people have Arrhythmia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Arrhythmia100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Epipen * :

FemaleMale
Arrhythmia54.55%45.45%

Age of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Epipen * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Arrhythmia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%18.18%0.00%27.27%54.55%

Severity of Arrhythmia when taking Epipen ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Arrhythmia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Arthritis (4 people, 33.33%)
  2. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (3 people, 25.00%)
  3. Atrial fibrillation (2 people, 16.67%)
  4. Fabry's disease (2 people, 16.67%)
  5. Iron deficiency (1 people, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Coumadin (6 people, 50.00%)
  2. Aspirin (5 people, 41.67%)
  3. Digoxin (5 people, 41.67%)
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide (5 people, 41.67%)
  5. Actonel (4 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Have started experiencing some fatigue, shortness of breath climbing stairs. Exercise daily weights, etc. Hear flutter palpitations,and at hospital yesterday. Blood tests okay 30 sec EKG showed nothing but fluttering did not occur while testing. Hooked to heart monitor for couple hours.each flutter accompanied by skips drop outs on heart monitor. Doctors refused to state any causal relation.

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